It's time for another Saturnalia Supper in 2018!
Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturn, held on the 17th of December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to the 23rd of December. The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn, in the Roman Forum, and a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that overturned Roman social norms: gambling was permitted, and masters provided table service for their slaves. The poet Catullus called it "the best of days”.
Ok, so we won't be going THAT far, but we do have plenty to celebrate!
The ACSJ has booked the banquet room at CHINA STIX (http://www.chinastix.net/menu) in Santa Clara. We are catering the following menu and we require everyone to pitch in AT LEAST $10 for a set menu picked by the ACSJ. Drinks are not included.
Egg Rolls; Chinese Chicken Salad; Honey Pecan Prawns; Orange Chicken; Mongolian Beef; Sweet and Sour Pork; Mixed Vegetables with Cashew Nuts; Chicken Chow Mein; BBQ Pork Fried Rice; Steamed Rice
Last year we had an optional "white elephant" gift exchange which was a lot of fun so bring a wrapped gift if you want to play the game. Keep the gifts around $10 in value.
We have had an amazing year as the growth continues at the ACSJ. We want to take this time to celebrate with you and party!
Hope to see you there! Food is served at 7PM.
***You can pre-pay via Meetup if you want. We will also be taking cash at the door. If you purchase any drinks, please let the staff know to charge you individually for it. Thanks, everyone and we'll see you at dinner! ***
Please RSVP by the 17th! There is a 30 person limit! (Though we can make more room if needed, but I need to see those RSVPs early!)